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Symbols shape the way we view our culture. They mold our perceptions of our selves. We see so many images that we sometimes don’t realize that there are still defining cultural symbols.

What symbols define our collective American experience? Apple Pie? A Jesus fish? An assault rifle? Clearly a group of Americans believe that their story, their narrative, is given deeper meaning by the symbol of an assault rifle.

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